Delicious USA Pears In Season Now

Fall is in full swing, and fresh Pacific Northwest–grown USA Pears are available now in produce sections from coast to coast.

As the leaves change colors, Oregon and Washington growers are harvesting an estimated 16 million standard box equivalents of fresh, USA-grown pears.

The versatile, high-in-fiber fruit boasts an extended shelf life, helping consumers avoid food waste, and is the perfect complement for any meal — from charcuterie boards and salads to main dishes, baked goods or desserts.

Despite the wet spring, USA Pears anticipates a crop on par with its five-year average.

Nutritional Benefits of Pears

Pears rank higher than almost any other fruit when it comes to dietary fiber, with 6 grams or 21% of the recommended daily value in just one pear.Fiber aids in gut health and supports bowel regularity.

Fiber-rich diets can also help in the prevention of various conditions and diseases, such as heart disease and some types of cancer.

Once ripe, pears can be stored in the refrigerator to slow aging and extend the fruit for a few more days. 

How to Store and Ripen Pears

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